[Surfnetkids: 18 Feb 2009] Square Root

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#1. Feb 18, 2009

Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. Square Root

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Square Root Printable (** for premium members only)
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In celebration of Square Root Day on March 3, 2009, here are my picks for pre-algebra students learning about square roots. Square Root day is celebrated whenever the day and the month are both the square root of the last two digits of the year. Enjoy it while you can, because you won’t get another chance until April 4, 2016.

Aplusmath.com: Square Root Flashcards
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Because math practice is so vital to learning, this online flashcard game is a sure hit. Each quiz offers ten perfect square roots to solve, randomly choosing radicands (the number under the square root symbol) from 1 to 144. Because the problems are randomized, you can play this game as many times as you like. For more math games, look in both the Flashcards and Games sections.

Ask Dr. Math: Square Roots Without a Calculator
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Dr. Math explains two methods fo finding a square root by hand. The first includes three steps: guess, divide and average. Of course depending on your guess in step one, steps two and three might need repeating. Dr. Math demonstrates by showings all the steps involved in finding the square root of twelve assuming your first guess was two. The second method uses the Binomial Theorem and infinite series, and is probably not for most middle school students.

Homeschool Math: Square Roots Worksheets
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Eureka! We’ve found the mother lode of printable square root problem sheets with this worksheet generator from Homeschool Math. When creating your worksheet and answer key, make choices such as only perfect squares, the number of decimals to round the answers to, the range of radicands, and the number of problems on the page. When you’ve found the combination you like, you can simply reload your worksheet to generate another one with the same specs. To make it even easier, six sample worksheets are provided.

… Click to continue Square Root.

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